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Thursday, June 8, 2017

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK (Part Sixteen) American Badger

Badgers are common critters in northwest Wyoming, but finding one to pose for photos can be frustrating.  They are usually shy, and retreat to their burrows when approached by humans.  We were fortunate to encounter this one on Uhl Hill Road in Grand Teton National Park…



Uhl Hill Road has a huge population of ground squirrels which are a favorite prey for badgers…






Their long claws are ideally suited for digging rodents, snakes and other ground dwelling prey from their refuges…



This badger is poised at the entrance to it's burrow to protect it, and the young inside, from all comers...





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